Internet #206973928

Model #253915

Store SKU #1001753944

1 in. x 4 in. x 8 ft. Ground Contact Pressure-Treated Board

  • 2X the protection compared to Above Ground treatment
  • Treated for protection against fungal decay, rot and termites
  • Use for decks, walkways, landscaping and other outdoor projects
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Product Overview

Pressure treated deck at sunset to show stairs and an outdoor living space.


Add Value To Your Property

Studies show that adding a deck is one of the best ways you can increase your home's value.

Pressure treated deck overlooking a lake complete with pressure treated steps and Deckorail components


Building Code Approved

Pressure-treated decking is building code approved for use in decking in above-ground or ground contact applications.

Close up of the deck boards showing how to properly clean your deck


Extend The Life Of Your Deck

Your maintenance efforts will give you a pressure-treated project that looks bright and fresh for years to come!

A sunny day of a man using a powerwasher to clean his deck boards


Preventative Maintenance Plan

1. Depending on the location of your outdoor project with regard to direct sun exposure, foliage coverage, etc., it may be sufficient to clean/brighten and recoat every two years. 2. If you decide to wait two or more years to perform your next cleaning/brightening, you may want to use a power washer. Be sure that the cleaner/brightener you use contains a mildewcide.

Close up of the a generic paint can on deck boards


Choosing The Right Stain Or Paint

When determining the right stain and paint for your deck, consider what color will best enhance the wood's finish.

A close up of water beaded up on a deck board


Paint or Stain Tips

If you desire to paint or stain the treated wood project, it is important that the wood be dry enough to accept a coating. The best way to determine if the wood is sufficiently dry to paint or stain is to sprinkle droplets of water onto the wood. If the water droplets are absorbed, the wood is ready to be painted or stained. If the water droplets bead on the surface of the wood, it is too wet. You should wait a few days before attempting to paint and stain the wood.

Close up of a non color additive pressure treated deck board


No Color Additive

Weathershield Pressure-Treated Lumber

Close up of a cedar-tone pressure treated deck board


Cedar-Tone

Weathershield Pressure-Treated Cedar Tone Lumber

Close up of a redwood-tone pressure treated deck board


Redwood-Tone

Weathershield Pressure-Treated Redwood Tone Lumber

Close up of a pressure-treated post with Deckorail solar and ball top post caps


Post Caps

Post caps add the finishing touch to your deck, porch, or fence project. What's more, they protect your post from nature's elements.

Close up of a pressure-treated double v and square edge posts


Deck Posts

Deck posts add a classic, decorative charm to your outdoor living space all while adding support to your deck, fence or porch.

Close up of a pressure-treated B2E baluster and square edge spindle


Balusters & Spindles

Treated balusters are used not only for safety and strength, but they also aid in creating a custom look to your railing project.

Pressure-Treated Pine meets the highest grading standards for strength and appearance. Treated for protection against fungal decay, rot and termites, it is ideal for ground contact and a variety of general uses including exposed structures, sill plates, decks, docks, ramps and other outdoor applications. Responsibly manufactured from renewable southern yellow pine, this lumber is both safe and environmentally friendly when used as directed in appropriate applications.Treated wood is typically still wet when it’s delivered to The Home Depot or job site. As it dries, you should expect slight changes in width and length. As lumber dries, it may split, cup and warp. This is more likely to occur to occur in lower-grade boards, where knots and uneven grains are already present. Each piece of lumber is unique and carries physical characteristics that may include the following: knots, warping, shrinkage, swelling and/or splitting.
  • Made of pine
  • Ground Contact treated lumber can be used in both Above Ground and Ground Contact exterior applications
  • Backed by a lifetime limited warranty against termite infestation and rot
  • 1 in. x 4 in. x 8 ft.
  • Must use Ground Contact pressure treated lumber where lumber is at risk for poor air circulation, less than six inches from the ground, or has poor or no water drainage below the structure
  • Uniform thickness, density and appearance with a smooth surface
  • Ideal for a variety of general uses including exposed structures, sill plates, decks, docks, ramps and other outdoor applications
  • Uniform thickness, density and appearance for stable and long lasting performance
  • Hot-dip galvanized fasteners are recommended
  • Individual pieces of pressure treated lumber will reference Ground Contact on the end tag
  • WeatherShield includes water repellant in the treatment process
  • No two pieces of lumber are the same.
  • Color, grain pattern and texture will vary as well.
  • Find everything you need to complete your decking project here
  • Note: product may vary by store



  • California residents

Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

Actual Product Length (ft.)
8
Actual Product Thickness (in.)
.75
Actual Product Width (in.)
3.5
Nominal Product Length (ft.)
8
Nominal Product Thickness (in.)
1
Nominal Product Width (in.)
4

Details

Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft. )
0.15
Fastener recommendation
N/A
Features
Paintable,Stainable
Lumber Grade
Appearance Grade
Material
Wood
Moisture content
Green
Pressure treatment chemical
MCA - Micronized Copper Azole
Texture
Smooth

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
See store for details

Questions & Answers

27Questions32Answers

Is it safe to use this indoors? I am tiling a kitchen countertop, adding more weight. I remov...

Asked by Danno December 9, 2020
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Answers

Danno, We do not recommend pressure-treated lumber in this case as there will be food prepped in this area. For this reason, we recommend cedar. Cedarwood is naturally resistant to rot and decay.

Is this lumber ADAT or KDAT dried?

Asked by Ed October 17, 2020
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Ed, Unless you have made arrangements for a special order on this product, there is no drying after treatment.

Is 1x4x8ground contact boards in stock Is 1x4x8 ground contact boards in stock

Asked by Joe August 12, 2020
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Yes they are

Just trying to make sure... Picking up lumber for carpenter to work on my deck he has asked me to...

Asked by mark August 4, 2020
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Mark, Yes, it sounds like your carpenter wants wood that has been recently pressure-treated - that is, it is not dried yet and is going to be heavier than it will be once having dried.

Approximately how many deck boards would it take for me to build a 10 x 16 deck using 1×4×8 deck borads

Asked by Chris1719 July 17, 2020
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Approximately 60 boards

When will this be back in stock anywhere in Brooklyn, NY?

Asked by Anonymous12345 July 9, 2020
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Ask your store mgr

what is the type of wood that is pressure treated, and is it rated BTR?

Asked by Sonny June 9, 2020
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YellaWood pressure treated has the BTR

how could i get this treated 1x4x8 lumber in california 91791

Asked by herman May 13, 2020
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Ask your Home Depot stire

WHAT ARE WIDTH OPTIONS?

Asked by FRED August 3, 2019
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Different stores carry different dimensional lumber. Please contact your local lumber associate to see what options you have in your area.

Should I wait until the boards are not green anymore before staining? I tested staining the green...

Asked by Freddy July 22, 2019
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Answers

Yes, pressure treated lumber needs to dry and weather a bit before painting.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.1
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  • 82% recommend this product
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I made flip flop shutters. Totally satisfied Linda
I made flip flop shutters. Totally satisfied Linda
by Laserlinda1
Kiddie Picnic Table
Had to pick through the 200 or so planks they had on hand to find the sweet ones. Since i was making a picnic table and needed some structural strength, i couldnt risk any knotty or split wood. I found what i needed and the lumber itself was a dream to work with, cut and assemble.
by cjbowden
I wanted to have two gates for access to my fenced in back yard. One of the gates is 4 feet wide ...
I wanted to have two gates for access to my fenced in back yard. One of the gates is 4 feet wide and the other is 5 feet wide. The 5 foot wide gate allows the riding mower easy access to and from the back yard. Our two dogs have a huge 1/2 acre in which to run and play. The 1X4 PT lumber was perfect for the gate part of the project. Next part of the project is to have split rail fencing in front of the welded wire to have nice curb-side appeal.
by Dennis
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3 boards were not usable...
3 boards were not usable
by HomeDepotCustomer
One of the boats had a crack all the way...
One of the boats had a crack all the way through.
by ANGELA
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Rating provided by a verified purchaser
by HomeDepotCustomer
Durable material for DIY outdoor projects
Very good considering its price by the piece. I bought just 3 pieces to build a service cart for an 85 lb. outboard motor after buying a small 1,000 lb. dolly for 8 bucks just for its casters. (Carts run $75 to $100 online and I’ll have one built in an hour for under $25.) I picked through a half-dozen to select mine, but any of them would have been OK since the longest piece I cut was only 3 ft. long. They’re straight and with few knots. But they’re heavy, which screams shrinkage over time. If you use them for a platform don’t bother spacing them.
by Al
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A few boards were green and warped, but I only needed to replace one board
A few boards were green and warped, but I only needed to replace one board
by backyardfarmer
Thelumberwascompleteandofgoodquality....
Thelumberwascompleteandofgoodquality.
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